2020 Chateau La Pointe Pomerol
The Chateau La Pointe name reflects the triangular shape of this 56-acre property with vineyards planted in varying types of soil consisting of gravel, round pebbles, clay and sand. The history of this estate dates back to 1868 when the castle was under the ownership of Monsieur Grandet. Early on, the quality of the wines were ranked alongside properties such as Clinet, Le Conseillante, L’Evangile and other esteemed properties.
In 2007, the property was purchased by Generali France Insurance company which “breathed new energy” into the property. Eric Monneret was hired as the technical director and general Manager.
At this early stage of development the 2020 Chateau La Pointe reveals great future potential with its opaque, ruby color and bouquet of fresh wildflowers . The inner core has brambly fruits of black plums and Asian spices. There are elements of graphite, underbrush, crushed stones and ultra fine tannins that reveal its pedigree as a Pomerol of distinction. This wine deserves at least five to ten years of cellar aging before reaching its pinnacle.
By W Peter Hoyne